Sunday 26 November 2023

Papercuts for Rudolph Day

Can you believe it's the last Rudolph Day of 2023? Not sure where this year has gone. My cards this time are a little different for me.
I saw this pack of designs from Katy Sue advertised and I thought I would have a go at them. The first one I did was the HOHOHO one so it is a bit raggedy! A new blade in the craft knife helped with the others though. I had to wait for Amazon to send some as I can't buy blades locally only the knife! I've still got another four to make, but they will be for next year. If you've been wondering where I've been between last month's Rudolph Day and this one I was off on another cruise. This time to warmer climes even though it wasn't very sunny.

Thursday 26 October 2023

Father Christmas for Rudolph Day

Well here we are at the penultimate Rudolph day for 2023! Unbelievable!!! I have used a NBUS stamp which came free last year, I think,with a magazine.

It is a Raymond Briggs Father Christmas and quite a large stamp, I coloured him with Promarkers and drew the border round the edge. The paper is out of my stash and was originally in a Simon Says Stamp kit.

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Unicorn Birthday

Today I have for you two of the 'same but different' cards. Roy;s great niece is obsessed with unicorns, so I went looking for unicorn stamps and found these sweet ones from Lawn Fawn. I decided to make two cards while I had them out as the little girl next door is 4 later this month.


I used some lightish blue card from the snippets box and stencilled some darker blue "clouds"as a background. The unicorns, fairies cake and clouds were all stamped on snippets of white card and fussy cut before being arranged. Some glitter stars added to one and the fairies' wings were also glittered.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Rudolph Day - September

I bought this stamp last year but hadn't used it. All the cards I had seen using it were so pretty I decided to show it some love and ink. The first six attempts went in the bin! I was using markers to colour the stamp but it either didn't stamp properly or was too dark. Spritzing it with water was also a disaster. Eventually I turned to Youtube for some hints.

So this one was inked with Distress Inks then some painting added on top. I used some Hot Press Watercolour paper which is why it is creamy. I wasn't convinced that the stamp was stamping properly so I made a second card using just one colour.

Brown didn't seem very Christmassy so I added a liberal amount of gold stickles and a gold mat. I've since watched another video so I'll have another try with it before I decide that Brushstroke stamps are not for me!

Thursday 21 September 2023

Pinwheel Tower Card

Earlier in the year I received a pinwheel tower card and have been meaning to have a go at making one ever since. It's only taken me eight months to get round to it!

It was surprisingly easy. The hardest part was deciding how to decorate it. It was for a special blog friend's birthday,  who I am fairly certain is very fond of purple.

In the end I found this pretty paper in a 6 x 6 paper pad and used my new very pretty stamp form Aall and Create that Sarn enabled!

Wednesday 13 September 2023

X Box Fan!

Both my grandsons are big X Box fans! So what better than to make an appropriate card for the eldest.  I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil which I had printed out some time ago, which was fortunate as my computer now says it can't read the image!


Friday 25 August 2023

Rudolph Day August 2023

Only three more Rudolph Days to go!!!!! Time to get a bit of a move on with the cards!

I used another of the stamps from the Paper Artsy set, One I hadn't used before.  Instead of using a mat I drew the borders using the same red Promarker that I had used to colour his hat. I might make some more of these as it was fairly quick to do.

Saturday 12 August 2023

One Layer Card

I originally started making this card for Less Is More but then realised it didn't fit the theme, so put it to one side to finish later. It was also a bit of an experiment. I originally intended it to be no line colouring using coloured pencils. It started off quite well and I really liked the effect the pencils had on the textured card. However, I soon gave up on the no line colouring as the stamp is quite small and I couldn't see the lines. Fortunately I had used the Misti and still had the stamp attached so I was able to restamp with black.

The stamp is a new one from Aall and Create. 

Tuesday 8 August 2023

Less Is More _ Photo Inspiration

It's a long, long time since I last entered the Less Is More challenge. The photo board inspiration caught my eye this week, so decided to have a play.

Somewhere in blogland I had seen this technique of swiping mini ink pads across the card, but I have no idea where it was, but thought I'd try it out. I usd Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade ( I was going to call it Lemon Drizzle- you can tell what I'm thinking about!) distress inks. The stamp is from Visible Image and I added some coloured pencil to the petals to enhance them a bit.

Tuesday 25 July 2023

Rudolph Day July 2023

It's Rudolph Day again. My goodness doesn't it come round quickly! I'm still not making many cards but I am still remembering to join in with Rudolph Day. After all, it does help increase my stash of Christmas cards.

This month I decided to unearth my set of Paper Artsy stamps which havent been used as much as they should have been. I coloured them with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils which were out on my desk. Mounted it onto green mirri card then some Christmassy paper which originally came from a magazine.


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